Buena was declared bankrupt by a High Court judge earlier this week reports BBC Newsbeat, following an unpaid tax bill. The Sun reports that the 29-year-old star owed her own company God Made Me Funky around £22,500 while another of her businesses, Sacred Three Limited, was around £10,000 in debt. God Made Me Funky had only made £902 profit according to accounts in March 2013.
MKS includes original fellow Sugababes members Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy. Despite hopes that their 2013 Dev Hynes produced single ‘Flatline’ would rekindle the success of early Sugababes material, the track only reached Number 50 in the UK. The group haven’t produced any music following this release but did appear with Metronomy at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas in February of this year.
According to Buena’s representatives, she ‘continues to write and record with the band’. Buena insists that her bankruptcy order is the result of an ‘administrative error’. Mutya Keisha Siobhan were due to release an album this year, but the LP has not yet materialised.